Twilight friends S1E02

Princess Celestia: "It sounds like you're all learning so much from each other... "

After the events of Friendship is Magic, part 2, Princess Celestia gives Twilight Sparkle a new mission: To study the "magic of friendship" and report her discoveries. At the end of each episode, Twilight or her friends relay a report on friendship. The report is usually dictated by Twilight and transcribed by Spike, who then magically sends it by breathing green-colored fire on the scrolls. At times when Princess Celestia happens to be around, Twilight makes the report in person.
"Spike, take a note, please. "I, Princess Celestia, hereby decree that the unicorn, Twilight Sparkle, shall take on a new mission for Equestria. She must continue to study the "magic of friendship". She must report to me her findings, from her new home... in Ponyville."
— Princess Celestia

Starting with Lesson Zero, Princess Celestia exempts Twilight from writing a report every week, and asks that Twilight and all her friends report on their findings upon their discovery.

"From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship, when, and only when, you happen to discover them."
— Princess Celestia

After the events of Magical Mystery Cure, Twilight and her friends stop sending reports to Princess Celestia altogether, and instead log their lessons and other events of note in a shared journal following Twilight's suggestion in Castle Mane-ia.

"I've just thought of a great idea! Why don't we keep a journal, just like the royal pony sisters? [...] That way, we can learn from each other! And maybe some day, other ponies will read it and learn something, too!"
— Twilight Sparkle

After the events of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Sunset Shimmer begins writing friendship reports to Twilight from the human world.


Season one
Friendship is Magic, part 2The Ticket MasterApplebuck SeasonGriffon the Brush OffBoast BustersDragonshyLook Before You SleepBridle GossipSwarm of the CenturyWinter Wrap UpCall of the CutieFall Weather FriendsSuited For SuccessFeeling Pinkie KeenSonic RainboomStare MasterThe Show StoppersA Dog and Pony ShowGreen Isn't Your ColorOver a BarrelA Bird in the HoofThe Cutie Mark ChroniclesOwl's Well That Ends WellParty of OneThe Best Night Ever

Season two
The Return of Harmony Part 2Lesson ZeroLuna EclipsedSisterhooves SocialThe Cutie PoxMay the Best Pet Win!The Mysterious Mare Do WellSweet and EliteSecret of My ExcessHearth's Warming EveFamily Appreciation DayBaby CakesThe Last RoundupThe Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000Read It and WeepHearts and Hooves DayA Friend in DeedPutting Your Hoof DownIt's About TimeDragon QuestHurricane FluttershyPonyville ConfidentialMMMystery on the Friendship ExpressA Canterlot Wedding - Part 2

Season three
The Crystal Empire - Part 2Too Many Pinkie PiesOne Bad AppleMagic DuelSleepless in PonyvilleWonderbolts AcademyApple Family ReunionSpike at Your ServiceKeep Calm and Flutter OnJust for SidekicksGames Ponies PlayMagical Mystery Cure

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Season four
Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2Castle Mane-iaDaring Don'tFlight to the FinishPower PoniesBats!Rarity Takes ManehattanPinkie Apple PieRainbow FallsThree's A CrowdPinkie PrideSimple WaysFilli VanilliTwilight TimeIt Ain't Easy Being BreeziesSomepony to Watch Over MeMaud PieFor Whom the Sweetie Belle ToilsLeap of FaithTesting Testing 1, 2, 3Trade Ya!Inspiration ManifestationEquestria GamesTwilight's Kingdom - Part 2

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Season five
The Cutie Map - Part 2Castle Sweet CastleBloom & GloomTanks for the MemoriesAppleoosa's Most WantedMake New Friends but Keep DiscordThe Lost Treasure of GriffonstoneSlice of LifePrincess SpikeParty PoopedAmending FencesDo Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?Canterlot BoutiqueRarity Investigates!Made in ManehattanBrotherhooves SocialCrusaders of the Lost MarkThe One Where Pinkie Pie KnowsHearthbreakersScare MasterWhat About Discord?The Hooffields and McColtsThe Mane AttractionThe Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Season six
The Crystalling - Part 2The Gift of the Maud PieOn Your MarksGauntlet of FireNo Second PrancesNewbie DashA Hearth's Warming TailThe Saddle Row ReviewApplejack's "Day" OffFlutter BrutterSpice Up Your LifeStranger Than Fan FictionThe Cart Before the Ponies28 Pranks LaterThe Times They Are a ChangelingDungeons & DiscordsBuckball SeasonThe Fault in Our Cutie MarksViva Las PegasusEvery Little Thing She DoesP.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View)Where the Apple LiesTop BoltTo Where and Back Again - Part 2

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

Season seven
Celestial AdviceAll Bottled UpA Flurry of EmotionsRock Solid FriendshipFluttershy Leans InForever FillyParental GlideanceHard to Say AnythingHonest AppleA Royal ProblemNot Asking for TroubleDiscordant HarmonyThe Perfect PearFame and MisfortuneTriple ThreatTo Change a ChangelingDaring Done?It Isn't the Mane Thing About YouA Health of InformationMarks and RecreationOnce Upon a ZeppelinSecrets and PiesUncommon BondShadow Play - Part 2

Season eight
School Daze - Part 2The Maud CoupleFake It 'Til You Make ItGrannies Gone WildSurf and/or TurfHorse PlayThe Parent MapNon-Compete ClauseThe Break Up Break DownMolt DownMarks for EffortThe Mean 6Yakity-SaxA Matter of PrincipalsThe Hearth's Warming ClubFriendship UniversityThe End in Friend

Equestria Girls specials
Dance MagicMovie MagicMirror MagicForgotten FriendshipRollercoaster of Friendship

My Little Pony The Movie

IDW comics
Friendship is Magic Issue #8Friendship is Magic Issue #14Friendship is Magic Issue #16Friendship is Magic Issue #22Friendship is Magic Issue #31Friendship is Magic Issue #33Friendship is Magic Issue #39Friendship is Magic Issue #47Friendship is Magic Issue #50Micro-Series Issue #1Micro-Series Issue #4Micro-Series Issue #5Micro-Series Issue #6Micro-Series Issue #7Micro-Series Issue #9Friends Forever Issue #3Friends Forever Issue #7Friends Forever Issue #13Friends Forever Issue #15Friends Forever Issue #16Friends Forever Issue #18Friends Forever Issue #20Friends Forever Issue #24Friends Forever Issue #26Friends Forever Issue #27Friends Forever Issue #28Legends of Magic Issue #1Equestria Girls Holiday Special

Other media
FacebookLive ShowMagazines (Rain, Rain Go Away!Der Stern der WinterträumeMach mal Pause!) • San Diego Comic-Con PanelSoftware • (Discover the DifferenceTwilight Sparkle: Teacher for a DayRarity Loves FashionThings That Go Bump in the NightTwilight Sparkle's Special Lesson) • Storybooks (Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart SpellPinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!Under the Sparkling SeaRainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double DareApplejack and the Honest-to-Goodness SwitcherooRarity and the Curious Case of CharityMy Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane EventFluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends FairPrincess Celestia and the Summer of Royal WavesSunset Shimmer's Time to ShineDiscord and the Ponyville Players DramaramaPrincess Luna and the Festival of the Winter MoonTwilight's Sparkly Sleepover SurpriseStarlight Glimmer and the Secret SuitePrincess Twilight Sparkle and the Forgotten Books of AutumnTrixie and the Razzle-Dazzle RusePonyville Mysteries: Schoolhouse of SecretsPonyville Mysteries: The Tail of the Timberwolf)

Season one

Friendship is Magic, part 2

Princess Celestia: Why so glum, my faithful student? Are you not happy that your quest is complete and you can return to your studies in Canterlot?
Twilight Sparkle: That's just it. Just when I learned how wonderful it is to have friends, I have to leave them.

The Ticket Master

Dear Princess Celestia,
I've learned that one of the joys of friendship is sharing your blessings. But when there's not enough blessings to go around, having more than your friends can make you feel pretty awful. So, though I appreciate the invitation, I will be returning both tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala.

Applebuck Season

Dear Princess Celestia,
My friend Applejack is the best friend a pony could ever have, and she's always there to help anypony. The only trouble is, when she needs help she finds it hard to accept it. So while friendship is about giving of ourselves to friends, it's also about accepting what our friends have to offer.
Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

Griffon the Brush Off

Dearest Princess Celestia,
Today I learned that it's hard to accept when somepony you like wants to spend time with somepony who's not so nice. Though it's impossible to control who your friends hang out with, it is possible to control your own behavior. Just continue to be a good friend. In the end, the difference between a false friend and one who's true will surely come to light.
Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

Boast Busters

Dear Princess Celestia,
I have learned a very valuable lesson about friendship: I was so afraid of being thought of as a showoff that I was hiding a part of who I am. My friends helped me realize that it's okay to be proud of your talents, and there are times when it's appropriate to show them off... Especially when you're standing up for your friends.


Dear Princess Celestia,
I am happy to report that the dragon has departed our fair country, and that it was my good friend Fluttershy who convinced him to go. This adventure has taught me to never lose faith in your friends. They can be an amazing source of strength, and can help you overcome even your greatest fears.
Always your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

Look Before You Sleep

Dear Princess Celestia,
It's hard to believe that two ponies that seem to have so little in common could ever get along. But I found out that if you embrace each other's differences, you just might be surprised to discover a way to be friends after all...

Bridle Gossip

Dear Princess Celestia,
My friends and I all learned an important lesson this week: Never judge a book by its cover. Someone may look unusual, or funny, or scary. But you have to look past that and learn who they are inside. Real friends don't care what your "cover" is; it's the contents of a pony that count. And a good friend, like a good book, is something that will last forever.
Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

Swarm of the Century

Princess Celestia: Before I have to go, would you care to give me your latest report on the "magic of friendship" in person?
Twilight Sparkle: My... report?
Princess Celestia: Haven't you learned anything about friendship?
Twilight Sparkle: (watches Pinkie Pie) Actually, I have...
I've learned that sometimes the solution to your problems can come from where you least expect it. It's a good idea to stop and listen to your friends' opinions and perspectives... Even when they don't always seem to make sense...

Winter Wrap Up

Dear Princess Celestia,
Winter Wrap Up was one of the most special things I've ever been a part of here in Ponyville. It helped me to learn that we all have hidden talents, and if we're patient and diligent we're sure to find them. And as always, with good friendship and teamwork, ponies can accomplish anything...

Call of the Cutie

Dearest Princess Celestia,
I am happy to report that one of your youngest subjects has learned a valuable lesson about friendship. Sometimes, the thing you think will cause you to lose friends and feel left out can actually be the thing that helps you make your closest friends and realize how special you are...

Fall Weather Friends

Applejack: I'm sorry you had to see us being such poor sports, Princess.
Princess Celestia: [chuckles] That's all right, Applejack. Anypony can get swept up in the excitement of competition.
Twilight Sparkle: It's important to remember that the friendship is always more important than the competition.

Suited For Success

Dear Princess Celestia,
This week my very talented friend Rarity learned that if you try to please everypony, you oftentimes end up pleasing nopony, especially yourself. And I learned this: when somepony offers to do you a favor, like making you a beautiful dress, you shouldn't be overly critical of something generously given to you. In other words, you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. [giggles]

Feeling Pinkie Keen

Dear Princess Celestia,
I am happy to report that I now realize there are wonderful things in this world you just can't explain, but that doesn't necessarily make them any less true. It just means you have to choose to believe in them. And sometimes it takes a friend to show you the way.
Pinkie Pie: Honk!
Spike: Honk.
Always your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

After the episode aired, Lauren Faust expressed that she wishes she "could [go] back and clarify it further", since the message of the episode was misinterpreted.[1]

Sonic Rainboom

Princess Celestia: So Twilight Sparkle, did you learn anything about friendship from this experience?
Twilight Sparkle: I did, Princess. But I think Rarity learned even more than me.
Rarity: I certainly did. I learned how important it is to keep your hooves on the ground, and be there for your friends.
Princess Celestia: Excellent. Well done, Rarity.

Stare Master

Although Twilight writes a letter to Princess Celestia following Fluttershy's misadventure with the Cutie Mark Crusaders, the letter itself is never heard by the viewers. The two do discuss the lesson Fluttershy picked up from the events, however, which is likely to have been the letter's subject.

Twilight Sparkle: I was wrong about you. You certainly do know how to handle those girls.
Fluttershy: I wouldn't go that far.
Twilight Sparkle: Hm? How so?
Fluttershy: I assumed that I'd be just as good with kids as I am with animals. Boy, was I wrong. I really learned the hard way not to bite off more than I can chew.

The Show Stoppers

After the talent show, Twilight meets the Cutie Mark Crusaders and asks what they have learned from the experience.

Sweetie Belle: Well, maybe we were trying too hard.
Twilight Sparkle: Yes? And?
Scootaloo: And instead of forcing ourselves to do something that's not meant for us...
Twilight Sparkle: Yes? Yes?
Apple Bloom: We each should be embracing our true talents.
Twilight Sparkle: And that is...?
Cutie Mark Crusaders: COMEDY!

A Dog and Pony Show

Twilight Sparkle: I can't wait to write to Princess Celestia to tell her what you taught me today.
Rarity: Me? What did I teach you?
Twilight Sparkle: Just because somepony is ladylike doesn't make her weak. In fact, by using her wits, a seemingly defenseless pony can be the one who outsmarts and outshines them all.

Green Isn't Your Color

Dear Princess Celestia,
Being a good friend means being able to keep a secret, but you should never be afraid to share your true feelings with a good friend.

Over a Barrel

Dear Princess Celestia,
Friendship is a wondrous and powerful thing. Even the worst of enemies can become friends. You need understanding and compromise. You've got to share. You've got to care.
Pinkie Pie: HEY! That's what I said!
While rereading her own friendship reports in The Return of Harmony Part 2, Twilight recites the line, "And like the path cut through the orchard, there'll always be a way through." And while the line was unheard in any episode prior, it is clearly taken from the tail end of the above report unheard due to Pinkie Pie's interruption.

A Bird in the Hoof

Twilight Sparkle: Fluttershy really did do everything she could to try to take care of Philomena for you.
Princess Celestia: And I do appreciate that your heart was in the right place, child, but all you had to do was ask me and I could have told you Philomena was a phoenix and saved you all this trouble.
Fluttershy: I know. I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions. Next time I'll ask before taking matters into my own hooves.
Twilight Sparkle: Should I write you a letter about that lesson, Princess?
Princess Celestia: No, that's quite all right. I think I can remember.

The Cutie Mark Chronicles

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned something amazing! Everypony everywhere has a special magical connection with her friends, maybe even before she's met them. If you're feeling lonely and you're still searching for your true friends, just look up in the sky. Who knows, maybe you and your future best friends are all looking at the same rainbow.
Spike: Gross! When did you get to be so cheesy?
Twilight Sparkle: Just write it, Spike!

Owl's Well That Ends Well

Dear Princess Celestia,
This is Spike, writing to you about my adventures. This week, I learned that being jealous, and telling lies, gets you nowhere in friendship. I also learned that there's plenty of love for every friend to share. So, from here on out, I promise that I, Spike, will-

Spike falls asleep before finishing the letter.

Party of One

Dear Princess Celestia,
I am writing to you from the most delightful party. I'm not only having a great time with my friends, but also was given the opportunity to learn a valuable lesson about friendship. Always expect the best from your friends and never assume the worst. Rest assured that a good friend always has your best interests at heart.
Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

The Best Night Ever

Twilight Sparkle: Pardon me, Princess, but tonight was just... awful.
Princess Celestia: Oh, Twilight. The Grand Galloping Gala is always awful.
Twilight Sparkle: It is?
Princess Celestia: That is why I was thrilled you were all attending. I was hoping you could liven things up a bit. And while the evening may not have gone as you planned, I'm sure you'll agree that in the end it didn't turn out so bad for this group of friends.
Twilight Sparkle: You're right, Princess. Friends have a way of making even the worst of times into something pretty great.

Season two

The Return of Harmony Part 2

When Discord leaves Twilight's spirit broken and her faith in friendship lost, Princess Celestia sends all of Twilight's friendship reports back to her. The letters Twilight reads include the ones she wrote in Bridle Gossip, Over a Barrel, and The Cutie Mark Chronicles. These reports ultimately renew Twilight's spirit and faith in friendship and help her learn a new lesson which she proclaims in the group's final confrontation with Discord.

Twilight Sparkle: I'll tell you what we've learned Discord. We've learned that friendship isn't always easy. But there's no doubt it's worth fighting for.

Lesson Zero

Starting with the episode Lesson Zero, Princess Celestia exempts Twilight from submitting a report every week, and asks that all six ponies make reports about their findings on the magic of friendship when they come upon them.

Applejack: [clears throat] Dear Princess Celestia, we're writin' to you today because today we all learned a little somethin' about friendship.
Fluttershy: We learned that you should take your friends' worries seriously.
Rainbow Dash: Even if you don't think that she has anything to worry about.
Rarity: And that you shouldn't let your worries turn a small problem...
Pinkie Pie: ...into an enormously huge entire-town-in-total-chaos Princess-has-to-come-and-save-the-day problem!
Applejack: Signed, your loyal subjects.

Luna Eclipsed

Dear Princess Celestia,
When you first sent me to Ponyville, I didn't know anything about friendship. I met somepony tonight who was having the same problem - your sister, Princess Luna! She taught me that one of the best things you can do with friendship is to give it to others, and help them find it themselves! And I'm happy to report that all of Ponyville has learned that even though somepony seems a little intimidating, even scary, when you offer them your friendship, you'll discover a whole new pony underneath. And even if my Star Swirl the Bearded costume didn't go over, this still turned out to be the best Nightmare Night ever!

Sisterhooves Social

Sisterhooves Social is the first episode with a friendship report where Twilight isn't present during its creation. It is written by Rarity and Sweetie Belle.

Rarity: Very well then, what shall we write to the Princess?
Sweetie Belle: I'll start. Havin' a sister is just about the bestest thing in the world. But it sure isn't the easiest.
Rarity: I agree that being sisters is a wonderful thing, but it takes teamwork. Sometimes it's about compromising. Sometimes it's about accepting each others' differences. But mostly, it's about having fun together. Even if it means getting your hooves a little bit dirty.
Sweetie Belle: A lot dirty.
Rarity: A little bit dirty.
Sweetie Belle: A lot dirty.
Rarity: A little bit dirty!
Sweetie Belle: A lo-
Spike: Hold it, hold it! How about "a medium amount of dirty, not too little, not too much, just right"?
Rarity and Sweetie Belle: Deal!

The Cutie Pox

The report for this episode is written by Apple Bloom.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Waiting for what your heart desires can be really hard. So, you may try to take a shortcut. But this dishonesty never works, because you didn't earn what your heart desired. The only cure is being honest with yourself, and others. And that's something every heart desires.

May the Best Pet Win!

The report for this episode is written by Rainbow Dash.

Dear Princess Celestia,
I used to think the most important traits to look for in a pet, or any best friend, were all physical competitive abilities. But now I can see how short-sighted and shallow that was. Today I learned what the most important quality really is. A certain kind of spirit. A stick-to-it-ive-ness. A never give up, can-do attitude -- that's the mark of a real winner. And this tortoise has it.

The Mysterious Mare Do Well

The report for this episode is ghost written by Spike, then rewritten by Rainbow Dash, but is never heard. However, prior to this, the lesson comes out in a conversation between the main characters, and is likely to have been at least part of the final report.

Twilight Sparkle: What we're trying to say is, it's great to be really good at something, but it's important to act with grace and humility.
Rainbow Dash: Ohhh. That makes loads more sense. Yeah. You're right. And I guess I should've also acted with grace and humility when others outshine me.

Sweet and Elite

The report for this episode was to be written by Rarity, but she then tells it to Princess Celestia in person.

Rarity: Dear Princess Celestia, I wanted to tell you about the important lesson I learned during my visit.
Princess Celestia: Now that I would like to hear.
Rarity: I learned that no matter where you go in life, you should never forget that you are the product of your home and your friends. And that is something always to be proud of, no matter what.

Secret of My Excess

The report for this episode is written by Spike.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned a great lesson about friendship. Well, you might think that it would feel good to get lots and lots of stuff, but it doesn't feel nearly as good as giving something special to somepony you really care about. But I learned that it truly is better to give than to receive, and that kindness and generosity are what lead to true friendship. And that's more valuable than anything in the world. Well... almost anything.

Hearth's Warming Eve

Applejack (as Smart Cookie): Then... this is our fault. We three tribes... we brought this blizzard to our home by fightin' and not trustin' each other. Now it's destroyin' this land too.
Twilight Sparkle (as Clover the Clever): And now our bodies will become as cold as our hearts... all because we were foolish enough to hate.
Applejack (as Smart Cookie): No matter what our differences, we're all ponies.

Family Appreciation Day

Applejack: So I take it Family Appreciation Day went well?
Apple Bloom: Did it? My Granny Smith is super special! I just forgot that for a little while.

Baby Cakes

The report for this episode is written by Pinkie Pie.

Dear Princess Celestia,
I've always had fun playing with little kids and I thought babysitting them is just more playtime, right? Wrong! Being a caregiver is way more responsibility than just being a playmate, and today I learned that sometimes, our desire for responsibility can outrun our actual ability to handle it.

The Last Roundup

The report for this episode is written by Applejack.

Dear Princess Celestia,
It's a tad easier to be proud when you come in first than it is when you finish further back. But there's no reason to hide when you don't do as well as you'd hoped. You can't run away from your problems. Better to run to your friends and family.

The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

The report for this episode is written by Applejack.

Dear Princess Celestia,
I wanted to share my thoughts with you. [clears throat] I didn't learn anything! Ha! I was right all along! If you take your time to do things the right way, your work will speak for itself. Sure, I could tell you I learned somethin' about how my friends are always there to help me, and I can count on them no matter what, but truth is, I knew that already, too.

Read It and Weep

Twilight Sparkle: Reading is something everypony can enjoy, if they just give it a try.
Rainbow Dash: Yeah, I get it. I shouldn't knock something until I've tried it.
Twilight Sparkle: That's a great lesson, and it would make a great letter to the Princess.

Hearts and Hooves Day

Cheerilee: We appreciate that you care about us and want us to be happy, but–
Apple Bloom: But no matter how good our intentions might have been, we shoulda never meddled in your relationship.
Scootaloo: No pony can force two ponies to be together.
Sweetie Belle: It's up to everypony to choose that very special somepony for themselves.

A Friend in Deed

The report for this episode is written by Pinkie Pie.

Dear Princess Celestia,
There are many different kinds of friends, and many ways to express friendship. Some friends like to run and laugh and play together. But others just like to be left alone, and that's fine too. But the best thing about friendship is being able to make your friends smile.

Putting Your Hoof Down

The report for this episode is written by Fluttershy.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Sometimes it can be hard for a shy pony like me to stand up for myself. When I first tried it, I didn't like the pony I became, but I learned that standing up for yourself isn't the same as changing who you are. Now I know how to put my hoof down without being unpleasant or mean.

It's About Time

Spike: I don't get it. If future Twilight wasn't warning you about a disaster, then what was she trying to tell you?
Twilight Sparkle: [giggles] I don't know. But I do know one thing. I look ridiculous.
Spike and Twilight Sparkle: [laughing]
Spike: Yeah, you do!
Twilight Sparkle: And it's all because I couldn't stop worrying and let the future handle itself! Well, not any more. From now on, I'm gonna solve problems as they come, and stop worrying about every little thing!

Dragon Quest

The report for this episode is written by Spike.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Seeing the Great Dragon Migration made me wonder what it meant to be a dragon, but now I realize that who I am is not the same as what I am. I may have been born a dragon, but Equestria and my pony friends had taught me how to be kind, loyal, and true. I'm proud to call Ponyville my home, and to have my pony friends as my family.
Yours truly,

Hurricane Fluttershy

The report for this episode is written by Fluttershy.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Sometimes you can feel like what you have to offer is too little to make a difference, but today, I learned that everypony's contributions is important, no matter how small. If you just keep your head high, do your best and believe in yourself, anything can happen.

Ponyville Confidential

The lesson for this episode is voiced over by the Cutie Mark Crusaders, which comes out as an apology for what they have caused to the citizens of Ponyville through their gossip column.

Sweetie Belle: To the citizens of Ponyville, for a while now, you've been reading this column to get the latest dirt and the hottest buzz. But this will be my final piece. We want to apologize for the pain and embarrassment we've caused.
Apple Bloom: Y'see, I'm actually three little fillies, Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo.
Scootaloo: As the popularity of our column grew, we got swept up in the hype. We knew that what we were doing didn't feel quite right, but we ignored the guilt because everypony seemed to want to read what we were writing.
Sweetie Belle: From now on, we promise to respect everypony else's privacy, and we won't engage in hurtful gossip any more.
Apple Bloom: All we can do is ask for your forgiveness, Ponyville. Signing off for the very last time, XOXO, Gabby Gums.

MMMystery on the Friendship Express

The report for this episode is written by Pinkie Pie.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned it's not good to jump to conclusions. You have to find out all the facts before saying somepony did something. If you don't, you could end up blaming somepony for something they never did. This could hurt their feelings. And it could make you feel really foolish. So from now on, I will make sure to always get all the facts.

A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2

Princess Celestia: This is your victory as much as theirs. You persisted in the face of doubt, and your actions led to your being able to bring the real Princess Cadance back to us. Learning to trust your instincts is a valuable lesson to learn.

Season three

Friendship letters are less prominent in the third season. The lessons are mostly delivered through dialogue.

The Crystal Empire - Part 2

Princess Celestia: Twilight, as I understand it, Spike brought Princess Cadance the Crystal Heart because you weren't sure how quickly you could find a way to escape the tower. You weren't willing to risk the future of the citizens of the Crystal Empire in an effort to guarantee your own. Far better that I have a student who understands the meaning of self-sacrifice than one who only looks out for her own best interests.

Too Many Pinkie Pies

The report for this episode is written by Pinkie Pie.

Dear Princess Celestia,
It's great to have fun, but it's even greater to have great friends. And having lots of friends means that you sometimes have to make choices as to who you'll spend your time with. But that's okay, because good friends will always give you lots of opportunities to have fun. So even if you're missing out, it's never for long.
Respectfully yours,
Pinkie Pie

One Bad Apple

Apple Bloom: Y'see Babs, we were tryin' to get you back for bein' a big bully...
Scootaloo: Then Applejack told us about how you were being bullied back in Manehattan.
Sweetie Belle: And we figured out you were just doing it to avoid getting picked on in Ponyville. But, by then... we were the ones being bullies. And... Oh, why does life have to be so ironic?!
Apple Bloom: Guess what we're trying to say is...
Cutie Mark Crusaders: We're sorry.
Babs Seed: [blows] I'm sorry too.
Applejack: [sighs] Y'know, this all could've been avoided if y'all just came to me in the very beginning.
Sweetie Belle: That's what I kept on saying!

Magic Duel

Twilight Sparkle: My magic alone wasn't powerful enough to take on the Alicorn Amulet head to head, so I needed to use a different kind of magic – the magic of friendship.

Sleepless in Ponyville

Princess Luna: Hmmm... Is the headless horse really what frightens you the most?
Scootaloo: Mm-mm. I'm afraid Rainbow Dash will find out I'm not as tough as she thinks I am.
Princess Luna: Everypony has fears, Scootaloo. Everypony must face them in their own way. But they must be faced, or the nightmares will continue. [...] Face your fears!

Wonderbolts Academy

Rainbow Dash: Yeah, well that "effective tactic" nearly took out my friends! No disrespect ma'am, but there's a big difference between pushing yourself as hard as you can, and just being reckless. And if being reckless is what gets rewarded around here, if that's what it means to be a Wonderbolt, then I don't want any part of it.

Apple Family Reunion

The report for this episode is written by Applejack.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned a great lesson about family, which, if you think about it, is the first group of friends you ever met. Turns out that when you're with folks you care about, you don't have to do much to make that time memorable. Even the simplest of activities can take on a whole lotta meanin'! And you'll find that you'll remember the who long after you've forgotten the what.
Your humble subject,

Spike at Your Service

Applejack: I know this "code" thing's important to you, but if something like this comes up in the future, think maybe we could go back to my code—say, "That's what friends do"—and leave it at that? I promise I won't think of you as any less noble.

Keep Calm and Flutter On

Discord: I like it better my way, but I guess when you're friends you can't always have things exactly your way all the time, eh?
Twilight Sparkle: You were right when you said Fluttershy would be the one to find the way to reform Discord. By treating Discord as a friend, she got him to realize that friendship was actually important to him. And something that, once he had, he didn't want to lose.
Fluttershy: Go on. Say it...
Discord: [groans] Alright. Friendship is magic.

Just for Sidekicks

Rainbow Dash: Huh, bummer Spike had to miss out on all this. He woulda' had fun here.
Twilight Sparkle: I'm sure he's having a great time watching all the critters back at home.
Applejack: Think he's still got a handle on things?
Twilight Sparkle: If he's staying calm and collected, I bet he's doing a terrific job as a leader.
Spike: Go ahead, Bunny. Do your worst. I deserve it. I ignored you, tried to pawn you off on someone else, I didn't take these silly things out, or fluff them like I was supposed to. I wasn't really thinking of you at all. Any of you. I just wanted the jewels. I hope you'll all forgive me someday.

Games Ponies Play

Rainbow Dash: [sighs] You know, it feels good to help others get something they always wanted but never had. Almost as good as getting it yourself. Almost.

Magical Mystery Cure

Twilight Sparkle: A little while ago, my teacher and mentor Princess Celestia sent me to live in Ponyville. She sent me to study friendship, which is something I didn't really care much about. But now, on a day like today, I can honestly say I wouldn't be standing here if it weren't for the friendships I've made with all of you. Each one of you taught me something about friendship, and for that, I will always be grateful. Today, I consider myself the luckiest pony in Equestria. Thank you, friends. Thank you, everypony!

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Twilight Sparkle: The magic of friendship doesn't just exist in Equestria, it's everywhere. You can seek it out. Or you can forever be alone. The choice is yours.
Principal Celestia: I believe this belongs to you. A true princess in any world leads not by forcing others to bow before her, but by inspiring others to stand with her. We have all seen that you are capable of just that. I hope you see it too, Princess Twilight.

Season four

For extended journal entries, see /Journal of Friendship.

Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2

Twilight Sparkle: You're right about one thing, Applejack. The Elements of Harmony did bring us together. But it isn't the Elements that will keep us connected. It's our friendship. And it's more important and more powerful than any magic. My new role in Equestria may mean I have to take on new responsibilities, and our friendships may be tested, but it will never, ever be broken.

Castle Mane-ia

Twilight Sparkle: Well, it's good to know that whenever your imagination is getting away from you, a good friend can help you rein it in. And even though I didn't find anything out about the mysterious chest, I'm glad I was here to help all of you.
Rarity: You certainly did that, Twilight.
Rainbow Dash: Yeah! Why weren't you scared?
Twilight Sparkle: Reading Celestia's diary made it hard to be afraid, because I knew what it was like when she and Luna lived here. Knowing something about the past made it easier to deal with my problems in the present, even the scary ones.

Following Twilight's suggestion in the episode, she and her friends share a journal in which they log their findings, which replaces the need to send reports to Princess Celestia.

Daring Don't

The journal entry for this episode is written by Rainbow Dash.

Just had the coolest adventure with the coolest pony ever. Came this close to blowing it because I got so wrapped up in how awesome she was, I almost forgot about how awesome I was. Good thing I didn't, 'cause it gave me a chance to show her how important it is to put your trust in somepony else.

Flight to the Finish

Scootaloo: But flying is what Pegasus ponies are supposed to do! You flew when you carried the flag in the games!
Rainbow Dash: But that was me! You're you! And it just doesn't matter if you can fly or not. Your routine was amazing because it represented exactly what makes Ponyville special.
Scootaloo: But Rainbow Dash... what if... what if my wings never grow? What if I never fly?
Rainbow Dash: Listen, Scootaloo. Maybe you'll fly someday, or maybe you won't. You're all kinds of awesome anyway.

Power Ponies

Twilight Sparkle: We wouldn't have made it without you, Spike. And I hope you realize that just because we don't always need your help, it doesn't mean that we don't think you're helpful.
Spike: And that you don't have to have superpowers to be a super friend.


Applejack: Be sure to put in there that I came to see that my short-term solution was a little short-sighted.
Fluttershy: And that you shouldn't let anypony pressure you into doing something you don't think is right. Sometimes you have to tell even your closest friends "no".

Rarity Takes Manehattan

The journal entry for this episode is written by Rarity.

Manehattan was simply grand. It was in this magnificent metropolis that I learned that while there are ponies who will take advantage of your generosity, you should never, ever let that cause you to abandon your generous spirit. Nothing feels worse than taking advantage of the giving nature of your friends.

Pinkie Apple Pie

Applejack: Think I'll write about how bein' a good family isn't about bein' perfect as much as it is about bein' able to get through the rough patches together. About bein' able to forgive each other for mistakes.
Apple Bloom: Don't forget to mention how really good friends can also feel like your family.

Rainbow Falls

The journal entry for this episode is written by Rainbow Dash.

Oh, I can't deny it. I love to win! But if I ever have to choose between winning and my friends, I'm always gonna choose my friends. 'Cause as much as I love winning, I love them waaaaay more.

Three's A Crowd

The journal entry for this episode is dictated by Twilight and written by Spike.

I think it's pretty clear that my visit with Cadance didn't go quite the way I expected. But in the end, I realized that when you're with a good friend, even the most chaotic day can end up being a great experience.

Pinkie Pride

Rainbow Dash: Pinkie, wait! I'm sorry I got all swept away by Cheese Sandwich.
Pinkie Pie: No. I'm sorry I let my pride get in the way of you having the best birth-iversary ever. Cheese Sandwich really is a super duper party planner, and he'll be a terrific headliner. I should've been a big enough pony to admit that and let you have your day.
Rainbow Dash: But don't you get it? You're both super duper party ponies. Sure, Cheese Sandwich is a great guest party pony, but you're Ponyville's permanent party pony. Nopony could ever take your place, and we could never have a party without you.

The journal entry for this episode is written by Pinkie Pie but not heard. The entry can be seen in the book The Journal of the Two Sisters.[2]

Simple Ways

The journal entry for this episode is written by Rarity.

Organizing the Ponyville Days Celebration was one of the hardest things I've ever done. But I learned an important lesson: real friends will like you for who you are, and changing yourself to impress them is no way to make new ones. And when you're as fabulous as I am, it's practically a crime.

Filli Vanilli

The journal entry for this episode is written by Fluttershy.

Sometimes, being afraid can stop you from doing something that you love. But hiding behind these fears means you're only hiding from your true self. It's much better to face those fears so you can shine and be the best pony you can possibly be.

Twilight Time

The journal entry for this episode is written by Sweetie Belle.

I guess Twilight must not be so super upset anymore, 'cause she's letting us do a diary entry like our sisters do. Boy, did we get our priorities mixed up. We started acting special because we were friends with someone special. We almost forgot the real reason she's special: because she's our friend. But she forgave us, and, like magic, things are good as new. That's the kind of magic I really wanna get good at... now that I'm getting so good at the other kind. We're just glad Twilight Time is back to normal... Well, almost back to normal.

It Ain't Easy Being Breezies

The journal entry for this episode is written by Fluttershy.

My experiences with the Breezies have helped me to see that kindness can take many forms. And, sometimes, being too kind can actually keep a friend from doing what they need to do. Pushing them away may seem cruel, but it's sometimes the kindest thing you can do.

Somepony to Watch Over Me

Applejack: I guess I did get a little carried away watchin' over you, and if you hadn't snuck out like you did, maybe I wouldn't have figured that out.
Apple Bloom: Yes! Now that is the kind of looking out for me I can definitely appreciate.

Maud Pie

Pinkie Pie: I'm sorry I put so much pressure on everypony to bond. I only wanted my friends to get to know my amazing older sister.
Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie Pie's happiness means as much to us as it does to you. And we're sorry we couldn't see it sooner. The thing that makes us click and makes a special bond between us is how much we all love Pinkie Pie.

For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils

Sweetie Belle: I'm sorry I got jealous about those dresses. I know now that you were only trying to help.
Rarity: Oh, Sweetie, I forgive you!

Leap of Faith

The journal entry for this episode is written by Applejack

Bein' honest sure gets hard when it seems like the truth might hurt somepony you care about. But I think believin' a lie can end up hurtin' them even more. Maybe some ponies don't care about that – but I sure ain't one of them.

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3

The journal entry for this episode is written by Twilight.

Rainbow Dash finally learned the history of the Wonderbolts. But she's not the only pony that needed a lesson. I needed to learn something just as important. One way of learning isn't better than another. After all, every pony is unique and individual.

Trade Ya!

Twilight Sparkle: None of those ponies had anything valuable enough to trade for my books. Not because these books belong to a princess, but because they helped make me who I am. Just like you said. This was the one I was so absorbed in the day Spike decided he owed Applejack a life debt. And this one reminds me of the day I got it – which was the day I met you. I may not ever need to read these again, but that doesn't mean they don't have value.
Rainbow Dash: I did want that book, a lot. I said I wanted it more than anything in all of Equestria. But there's no thing that's worth as much to me as a friend. I might have forgotten that for a little bit, but it's true.

Inspiration Manifestation

The journal entry for this episode is written by Spike.

Today I learned how important it is to be honest with your friends when they're doing something that you don't think is right. A true friend knows that you're speaking up because you care about them.

Equestria Games

The journal entry for this episode is written by Spike.

You know, it's kinda weird. No matter how many times others tell you you're great, all the praise in the world means nothing if you don't feel it inside. Sometimes, to feel good about yourself, you gotta let go of the past. That way, when the time comes to let your greatness fly, you'll be able to light up the whole sky.

Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2

Discord: Tirek tricked me into believing that he could offer me something more valuable than friendship. But there is nothing worth more. I see that now. He lied when he said that this medallion was given as a sign of gratitude and loyalty. But when I say that it is a sign of our true friendship, I am telling the truth.
Princess Celestia: You've been wondering what you are meant to do as a princess. Do you know now?
Twilight Sparkle: As princess, I believe I have the power to spread the magic of friendship across Equestria! That is the role I am meant to have in our world! The role I choose to have! But I didn't defeat Tirek on my own, it took all of us to unlock the chest!
Princess Celestia: Then it is unlikely you are meant to take on this task alone. You are now Twilight Sparkle, the Princess of Friendship! But what is the Princess of Friendship without her friends?

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Sunset Shimmer: Ever since you started this band, you've been letting little things get to you. I never said anything 'cause I didn't feel like it was my place. Not when I'm so new to this whole "friendship" thing. I still have a lot to learn. But I do know that if you don't work out even the smallest problems right at the start, the magic of friendship can be turned into something else.
Twilight Sparkle: I can't believe all this tension was happening right under my nose and I didn't realize it. I'm supposed to be the one with all the answers. And all I've done since I got here is let you down.
Sunset Shimmer: I don't think anyone is supposed to have all the answers. But you can count on your friends to help you find them.

The friendship lesson for this film is written by Sunset Shimmer.

Dear Princess Twilight,
Missing you already, and I hope you'll be back soon. Things are definitely looking up for me here at Canterlot High. But I know I still have a lot to learn about friendship. Hope you don't mind if I write to you for advice when I need it.
Your friend,
Sunset Shimmer

Season five

The Cutie Map - Part 2

Starlight Glimmer: Wh– I studied that spell for years! How can you—
Twilight Sparkle: I studied magic for years too! But what I didn't know then was that studying could only take me so far. Each of my friends has taught me something different about myself! It was their unique gifts and passions and personalities that helped bring out the magic inside of me! I never would have learned that I represent the element of magic without these five! And I certainly wouldn't be here to stop you now!
Party Favor: We all came to this village because we were searching for something missing from our lives. We thought Starlight had given it to us, but now... now it seems it was in front of us all along. It's us!

Castle Sweet Castle

Applejack: What really makes home feel like home isn't what it looks like. It's the memories you make when you're there.
Rarity: So we've made something that celebrates the memories we've made with you since you moved to Ponyville. [...] We were hoping that being able to look at your beautiful, old memories would inspire you to make new ones.

Bloom & Gloom

Apple Bloom: Yeah... I guess I've been pretty worried about gettin' my cutie mark.
Princess Luna: Well, that is the same as worrying about who you are. That is all a cutie mark is. If you cannot accept who you are, your life might seem like a bad dream.
Apple Bloom: But if I like who I am, do you think other ponies will too?
Princess Luna: Of course.
Apple Bloom: Then it doesn't matter what my cutie mark is!
Apple Bloom: And even though we're all a little scared, a cutie mark won't change who we are or how everypony feels about us!
Sweetie Belle: It's lucky we're all scared of the same things. That way we can help and remind each other to just be who we are!

Tanks for the Memories

No friendship lessons are clearly stated in this episode. Rainbow Dash learns to accept Tank's hibernation.

Appleoosa's Most Wanted

Trouble Shoes: What she says is true. This here entertainin' y'all with my klutzin'? That's what I was supposed to be doin'. I know it now. I didn't mean no harm, honest! I just ain't never loved nothin' like I love the rodeo, so I kept on sneakin' back and makin' a big old mess of things. Turns out I was just a-lookin' at my cutie mark all wrong.

Make New Friends but Keep Discord

Fluttershy: I invited a friend to a party! I didn't abandon you! What if you had a friend that you could discuss chaos-based magic with? Would that mean we weren't friends anymore?!
Discord: Uh... [stuttering] No, I suppose not. It would just mean that I'd have different friends for different things...

The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone

Pinkie Pie: The map didn't send us here to find the lost Idol of Boreas. It sent us here to replace it with something better!
Gilda: Nothing's better than gold to a griffon.
Pinkie Pie: That's because you don't have friendship! If you can learn to care about each other again, Griffonstone could be a mightier kingdom than it ever was before! And you don't need some golden idol to do that. You just need each other.

Slice of Life

Mayor Mare: It's remarkable to me how a story like Cranky's search for Matilda could fill this room with such a unique collection of ponies. It makes you realize that every pony is the star of their own story. And it's not just the main characters in our stories that make life so rich; it's everypony. Those who play big parts, and those who play small. If it weren't for everypony in this room, and many more who couldn't be here today, Cranky and Matilda's lives wouldn't be as full and vibrant as they are.

Princess Spike

Spike: It's funny. Here we are at a summit that brings together ponies from all across Equestria, and all I could think about was myself. You all came here to celebrate the things that make each of our cities so unique and special. But instead of getting into the spirit of things like all of you, I used my friend's position to make myself feel good.
"Joe Pescolt": You know, the whole idea of the statue is that when each of us plays our own small part, it adds up to somethin' great.

Party Pooped

Pinkie Pie: Prince Rutherford, every time we tried to make something in Equestria feel like Yakyakistan, we couldn't get it right. When I got back from my adventure, I realized something. We shouldn't try to make Equestria feel like your home. We should try to make you feel at home in Equestria. And that means showing you why we love it here, so you'll love it too.

Amending Fences

Twilight Sparkle: This party can't make up for the way I hurt you. But please, don't let my mistake be the reason you can't be friends with anypony else.

Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

Princess Luna: How can I forgive myself? I am no better now than I was then. My creation is about to turn the world into a living nightmare!
Twilight Sparkle: But look at what you're doing! Nightmare Moon would've wanted the Tantabus to turn Equestria into a nightmare. You're doing everything you can to stop it! Don't you see? That proves you're not the same pony you were then! Everypony who knows you know that Nightmare Moon is in the past. We all trust you, Luna. Do you trust us enough to believe we're right?
Princess Luna: ...I do!

Canterlot Boutique

Sassy Saddles: Oh, Rarity, I'm so sorry. I focused on that one dress, and the rest of Rarity's Royal Regalia paid the price.
Rarity: Well, so did the Princess Dress. The more I sold, the more each dress lost its time, love, and couture, becoming terrible, lackluster, and common.
Sassy Saddles: I think I finally understand the Rules of Rarity [...] And I promise to run everything following your rules.

Rarity Investigates!

Wind Rider: Sometimes you gotta play dirty to be the best!
Rainbow Dash: That's not what being a Wonderbolt is all about.
Soarin: She's right! Wonderbolts look out for each other!
Rainbow Dash: Rare, I couldn't have done it without you. And I'm sorry I doubted you. But why didn't you tell me what you were doing?
Rarity: Well, I didn't want to get your hopes up until I was sure, and I couldn't be sure until I saw that chocolate stain.
Rainbow Dash: Thank you for believing in me, even when I was doubting you. I'm some friend, huh?
Rarity: Actually, you're quite a good friend. You went to get Spitfire, even though it meant you couldn't fly today.

Made in Manehattan

Rarity: [gasps] I understand now! It all makes perfect sense!
Applejack: Huh?
Rarity: I know why the map called you here!
Applejack: You do?
Rarity: If Twilight had used her magic to fix the park, it wouldn't have fixed the real problem, which is that these Manehattan ponies didn't think they had time to do something for their community! But by building that stage and making sure the play went on, you showed them that just by doing something small, you can make a big difference!

Brotherhooves Social

Big McIntosh: When you were little, you used to look up to me, thought I was the best thing since zap apple jam. Things are different now. Applejack's the hero of the Apple family, always rushin' off to save Equestria. And I'm just here on the farm, doin' chores, helpin' out the way I can, nothin' special, nobody's hero. [...] I guess I just thought if I could... fill in for Applejack at the Social, and get you a blue ribbon, well, I could be somepony you looked up to again. Be your hero again. Even if it was for just a day. It was foolish, an' I'm ashamed. Please, I just wanna be alone right now.
Apple Bloom: Yeah, well, too bad, you big goof! 'Cause I'm not goin' anywhere. An' I know that you're always gonna be here when I need you. Heck, you'll do a whole obstacle course in high heels if you think it'll help me get somethin' I want. You're my big brother. You've always been a hero to me, Big Mac, and you always will be. I'm real sorry I haven't been lettin' you know that's how I feel. Guess both of us have been holdin' back when it comes to expressin' ourselves, huh?

Crusaders of the Lost Mark

Diamond Tiara: You've spent your life acting like a high horse and raised me to follow in your hoofprints! At first I thought this was fine, but then I finally realized I wanted something you don't have – friends!
Apple Bloom: I've been thinkin', Crusaders. We spend an awful lot of time fussin' and frettin' tryin' to discover our true talent, but when we take a little time off, we end up helpin' other ponies figure out their true talent!
Sweetie Belle: Yeah, and I think that's way more important than worrying about our cutie marks, don't you?
Scootaloo: Absolutely! I don't care if I ever get my cutie mark, as long as I get to hang out with my best friends.
Apple Bloom: So what do you say, Crusaders? Want to just focus on helpin' others find their cutie marks?
Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle: Yeah!

The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows

The lesson intended by writer G.M. Berrow[3] is stated within the first act of the episode, rather than towards the end.

Twilight Sparkle: Thanks, everypony! I just can't wait 'til they walk in and see everything!
Rainbow Dash: Totally understandable. Watching somepony else be surprised with something is almost better than being the one who's getting the surprise!
Pinkie Pie: But... eh... what if the surprise is something so incredibly exciting that a pony can't keep it in any longer, and she has to tell the pony standing next to her what it is or she might explode?!
Fluttershy: I would say... no.
Rarity: The pony who ruins a surprise for somepony else has to live with that guilt forever!


Applejack: I wasn't tryin' to take your traditions away, I was tryin' to share ours. I was so focused on us bein' one big happy family, I thought we needed the same traditions right away. What I should've done was learn about yours, and teach you about ours, and over time, we'd make new traditions together. I'm sorry, y'all.

Scare Master

Fluttershy: We could celebrate Nightmare Night together every year. But the truth is I really don't want to.
Pinkie Pie: You don't?!
Rarity: But you've done it. You found a way that we can all have a fabulous time together.
Fluttershy: Yes, but I've also realized something. You all may love Nightmare Night and I may be good at being a part of it, but it's no fun for me to see my friends feel like they're in danger, even if I know they're not. I really don't like it. It's just not my cup of tea. [...] We do lots of fun things together, but I'm afraid this just isn't gonna be one of them. Actually, I'm not afraid. I'm perfectly fine with it.
Twilight Sparkle: Then we are, too.

What About Discord?

Twilight Sparkle: You didn't do anything wrong. You're allowed to share things that don't include me.
Rarity: And you're allowed to feel a little jealous about it. You just have to be able to admit that that's what you're feeling so you can let it go!

The Hooffields and McColts

Ma Hooffield: Thanks for teachin' us that friendship is so much better than winnin' a silly argument.
Fluttershy: Yay! I told you we'd figure it out.
Twilight Sparkle: We did, and we didn't need my friendship portfolio to do it. We just needed each other!

The Mane Attraction

Applejack: Svengallop turned you into Countess Coloratura and acted like your friend so he could enjoy the perks that came with bein' a star. But the real perk of friendship is gettin' to see your friend bein' true to their self.
Coloratura: When I arrived at the Helping Hooves Music Festival, I had forgotten who I really was! But then an old friend reminded me what real friendship is about, and she told me that if I was true to myself, I couldn't go wrong!

The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2

Twilight Sparkle: I think it's more than that. Friendship connects all of Equestria, and undoing one group of friends made its magic less powerful.
Twilight Sparkle: If you're willing to learn, I'm willing to teach you what I know. You'll have the power to make Equestria an even better place.
Starlight Glimmer: How do I start?
Twilight Sparkle: Starting is easy! All you have to do is make a friend! And you've got seven of them right here.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Sunset Shimmer: This isn't the way! I know you feel powerful right now, like you can have everything you want! I've been where you are, I've made the same mistake you're making! I put on a crown and, just like you, I was overwhelmed by the magic it contained! I thought it could get me everything I wanted!
Midnight Sparkle: Oh, you're wrong. Unlike you, I can have everything I want!
Sunset Shimmer: No, you can't. Even with all that magic and power, you'll still be alone! True magic comes from honesty! Loyalty! Laughter! Generosity! Kindness! I understand you, Twilight, and I want to show you the most important magic of all...
[transformation noises]
Daydream Shimmer: ...the Magic of Friendship!
Daydream Shimmer: Take my hand, Twilight. Let me show you there's another way...just like someone once did for me.
Sci-Twi: I may know about a lot of things, but friendship isn't really one of them. And I'm definitely not gonna learn more about it by being alone all the time.
Fluttershy: Still no word from Princess Twilight?
Sunset Shimmer: Not yet. But I think I may have figured out how magic works in this world. We pony up when we're showing the truest part of ourselves. I was so busy waiting for someone else to give me the answers that I gave up looking for them myself. I'm sure there will be more magical problems that pop up in this world, but like Applejack said, Princess Twilight has her own problems to worry about in Equestria. We can't expect her to always be around to help us.

The alternate ending seen on the DVD also provides these lessons:

Sunset Shimmer: It's actually kinda nice to know I have someone at CPA I have so much in common with.
Sci-Twi: And it's nice to know that CHS is a place where I can always find the Magic of Friendship.
Sunset Shimmer: I bet you'll be able to find it at Crystal Prep pretty soon, too.
Sunset Shimmer: Actually, I've been thinking about it. I know the magic in Equestria's dependable, but there's something cool about not knowing what it's gonna do next.
Rarity: Oh. Well, that's certainly the case here.
Sunset Shimmer: And after everything we just went through, I feel like not knowing something isn't always so bad. It gives ya something to work for.
Rainbow Dash: So, what're you saying?
Sunset Shimmer: Equestria has a magic all its own. But this place does, too. Someone has to figure out how it works here and it may as well be me, so... I guess I'm saying... I've decided to stay.

Season six

The Crystalling - Part 2

Sunburst: I'm sorry we lost touch. Maybe if I had reached out, you could have helped me at magic school, and I could have helped you to...
Starlight Glimmer: Not become totally evil? [sighs] Let's just say I know what it's like to have something you're not exactly proud of.
Sunburst: When you showed up thinking I was some big wizard... I'm sorry. I should have told you the truth.
Starlight Glimmer: It's fine. At least we worked it all out. I think Twilight would be proud of us.
Spike: What's wrong, Twilight?
Twilight Sparkle: I don't know, Spike. I think I have a lot to learn about being a teacher.
Spike: What are you talking about? Your lesson went perfectly! Starlight and Sunburst got over their past and rekindled their friendship!
Twilight Sparkle: No thanks to me. I know a lot happened. I just wish I could have given my pupil the attention she deserves.
Spike: Well, I know she needed to be put on the right path, but giving her the space to make her own decisions worked pretty well! Isn't that how Celestia taught you?
Twilight Sparkle: You know, I never thought about it! But I guess it is!
Spike: Maybe you're a better teacher than you thought.

The Gift of the Maud Pie

Maud Pie: Pinkie, gift-giving isn't a competition. It's an expression of love, and you always make sure to give gifts with lots of love. That's why I'll always love them, and you, five-ever. That's even longer than for-ever.

On Your Marks

Sweetie Belle: With each of us going out and trying things on our own, we'll be three times as likely to find ponies to help!
Scootaloo: And trying new stuff might even make us better at helping them!

Gauntlet of Fire

Princess Ember: I'm not big and strong. I know. But you know what? I won anyway. So maybe it takes more than just being big and strong to be a good Dragon Lord!

No Second Prances

Twilight Sparkle: Starlight, when I first came to Ponyville, Princess Celestia gave me room to make my own decisions, and my own friends. I need to give you the same freedom. I shouldn't have tried to pick and choose your friends for you. Just like me, you have to make your own decisions, and your own friends.
Starlight Glimmer: But... what if Trixie really was using me just to one-up you?
Twilight Sparkle: From what I've seen, she's the real thing. [...] But it's not my place to judge. It's all up to you.

Newbie Dash

Rainbow Dash: So does this mean I'm still on the team?
Spitfire: You think you can be part of this team and not constantly try to showboat?
Rainbow Dash: I promise. I spent my whole life trying to be a standout flier, but now that I'm a Wonderbolt, it's time to be okay with fitting in.

A Hearth's Warming Tail

Starlight Glimmer: I was wrong earlier, about Hearth's Warming Eve. It's not all about singing and presents. The singing and presents are all about celebrating the ponies in our lives. The ponies we should listen to more often: our friends.

The Saddle Row Review

Twilight Sparkle: Rarity asked us to help her with everything because she knows all of us so well. [to Fluttershy] She knows how much you care for animals. She'd trust you to solve the problem your way. [to the others] Maybe we should all do the same. Doing this our way is what Rarity wants.

Applejack's "Day" Off

Applejack: [sighs] Thanks, y'all. I guess I just got so used to doin' everythin' a certain way, I didn't realize there were any problems.
Twilight Sparkle: Having a friend look at what you're doing with an outside eye can really help!
Rarity: Mmhmm! And I suppose if it weren't for our unsuccessful time at the spa, none of us would have realized it!

Flutter Brutter

Fluttershy: Sometimes you have to do things, even though you might fail.

Spice Up Your Life

Saffron Masala: We've both been so stressed about the restaurant succeeding that we forgot what it was we loved about it in the first place.
Coriander Cumin: Cooking is something we used to love to do together.
Zesty Gourmand: They can't tell you what food you can eat!
Rarity: No, we can't, and neither can you! Nopony has the right to tell these ponies what to think! Zesty, you have very... specific...
Pinkie Pie: And very strange!
Rarity: Yes, and very strange opinions about food, and that's your right. But just because you like your food a certain way, there is no reason to tell these ponies that they need to do the same!

Stranger Than Fan Fiction

Quibble Pants: I love the Daring Do that solves puzzles and uses her brain to get out of tough situations, and she did way more of that in the original trilogy! You love the Daring Do that is brave and awesome and comes out on top no matter what the odds!
Rainbow Dash: Okay...?
Quibble Pants: And that's okay!
Quibble Pants: I guess we don't have to agree on everything to get along.

The Cart Before the Ponies

Rarity: You mustn't think older ponies automatically know best.
Rainbow Dash: And we probably could have done a better job of listening to you.

28 Pranks Later

Rainbow Dash: [scoffs] well, I don't think it's very funny! And I'm the one that got pranked! I was really scared! I thought I made everypony sick! You can't just go around—
Twilight Sparkle: —pranking whoever you feel like?
Fluttershy: Without thinking about how it might make them feel?
Rarity: Or if they'd even enjoy it?
Applejack: Or think it's funny?
Rainbow Dash: Yeah! [beat] Ohhh. I see what you did there.
Pinkie Pie: Pranks can be a lot of fun when everypony has a good time. I thought you just needed to see what it's like when they don't.
Rainbow Dash: I guess I did. I'm sorry, everypony. I haven't really been thinking about how other ponies feel.

The Times They Are a Changeling

Twilight Sparkle: Spike, I'm so proud of you.
Spike: You are?
Twilight Sparkle: Of course! You're a celebrity here in the Crystal Empire, and you just risked all of it for a friend! I can't imagine anything more brave than that. [to others] As the Princess of Friendship, I try to set an example for all of Equestria. But today, it was Spike who taught me that a new friend can come from anywhere. I guess everypony still has things to learn about friendship. Even me! And if Spike says Thorax is his friend, then he's my friend too.

Dungeons & Discords

Discord: I'm... sssssss...
Spike: What?
Discord: I'm ssssssss—
Spike: Can't hear you.
Big McIntosh: Nope.
Discord: I'm trying to say I'm sorry, all right?! I'm sorry for ruining your game, and I'm sorry that I thought I was better than you! [pants] [quickly] Now let's play before this evening gets any sappier, shall we?

Buckball Season

Rainbow Dash: I guess some ponies thrive on pressure and some ponies don't. And even though we weren't playing, we were treating you like us, which totally stressed you out.
Applejack: And that just sucked the fun right out of the game for you.
Rainbow Dash: And having fun is what makes you really, really, really good!
Fluttershy: But being good doesn't matter if we're too afraid of letting ponies down.
Pinkie Pie: Yeah! What about all those ponies back in Ponyville counting on us to win?
Applejack: I'm sure folks want you to win, but not if worrying about it makes you miserable! Winning's never worth that.

The Fault in Our Cutie Marks

Scootaloo: Gabby, finding your special purpose doesn't have to be about being good at something. It's about feeling good about something inside.
Apple Bloom: And it looks like your destiny is a whole lot like ours – helping others. And you don't need a symbol on your flank to know that.

Viva Las Pegasus

Fluttershy: Whether we were able to fool you or not, you can't just go on keeping ponies from getting along! It's just... mean!
Fluttershy: If it weren't for your history with Flim and Flam, you never would've been so determined to find somepony else to help, and we never would have found out what Gladmane was doing.
Applejack: And if it weren't for you wantin' to show even those two con-ponies kindness, we never would have been able to trick the trickster.

Every Little Thing She Does

Twilight Sparkle: Starlight, do you think anypony cares if you can bake a cake?
Starlight Glimmer: But the lesson—
Twilight Sparkle: Was to get to know Pinkie Pie better by doing something she loves. It was a friendship lesson, not a baking lesson.
Starlight Glimmer: I cast the spell because I was nervous about working with you all on the friendship lessons.
Rainbow Dash: Well, here's a friendship lesson for ya — don't cast spells on your friends!
Starlight Glimmer: Believe me, I know. What I did was wrong, and I can't take it back. You're right to be upset, and I hope one day I can make it up to you. But all I can say is... I'm sorry.

P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View)

Twilight Sparkle: I guess this teaches us that even long time friends need to work at communication.

Where the Apple Lies

Young Big McIntosh: Maybe if I paid more attention to what you had to say instead of talkin' all the time, none o' this would've happened in the first place. I just need to... talk less and listen more. Especially to you.
Young Applejack: [sighs] Thanks, big brother. And whether it's me runnin' Sweet Apple Acres or you, I know it'll be in good hooves.
Apple Bloom: I learned that nopony starts out perfect and sometimes you gotta make a few mistakes to figure out who you are.

Top Bolt

Twilight Sparkle: I wasn't a natural at friendship. But with some practice and help from my friends, I got better, and now I'm the Princess of Friendship!
Vapor Trail: I couldn't handle all the attention.
Rainbow Dash: But you'll never become a Wonderbolt if you're too afraid to shine.
Rainbow Dash: Sky, Vapor was never trying to steal your spotlight. She thought she was helping you.
Twilight Sparkle: And Vapor, you shouldn't have been so content to take a back seat.

To Where and Back Again - Part 2

Starlight Glimmer: I know what it's like to lead through fear and intimidation, and I know what it's like to want everypony to do what you say. But I was wrong. A real leader doesn't force her subjects to deny who they are. She celebrates what makes them unique and listens when one of them finds a better way.
Starlight Glimmer: I guess after the way I used my magic on all of you, I wasn't sure I was somepony who should even be in charge of a baking contest. I was afraid I might go back to the pony I used to be. But... I realized that sometimes you don't have a choice. You have to step up.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

Sunset Shimmer: Yes, last time I turned into something amazing, but I've let magic turn me into a monster, too. So if anyone understands what you're going through, it's me. I can help you, Twilight. And the rest of our friends can be there for you, too. But not if you run away.
Sunset Shimmer's voice: Twilight, listen to me! You are in charge!
Rarity's voice: You are a light, darling! A force for good!
Rainbow Dash's voice: Yeah! You can kick the darkness's butt!
Pinkie Pie's voice: We're here for you, Twilight!
Applejack's voice: And we'll be here, no matter what!
Fluttershy's voice: We believe in you!
Sunset Shimmer's voice: You... are not... Midnight Sparkle!
Twilight Sparkle: No! I... am... Twilight Sparkle! And the magic I carry inside me is... the Magic of Friendship!
Gloriosa Daisy: I am so sorry. I only wanted this to be the best week Camp Everfree has ever had. Then instead I've made it the worst. Maybe it's for the best that I'm losing the camp to Filthy Rich.
Principal Celestia: No. It's not. This camp has meant so much to so many people, my sister and me included.
Vice Principal Luna: Why do you think we wanted our students to come here?
Twilight Sparkle: We can't let Filthy Rich take this place away! If camp meant so much to you two, maybe it meant as much to the other campers who came here in years past.
Sunset Shimmer: And maybe we can get them to help save it!
Gloriosa Daisy: Thank you. For everything. Oh, if I'd just asked for help in the first place...
Rainbow Dash: Hey, don't sweat it, it's kinda what we do.

Season seven

Celestial Advice

Princess Celestia: I loved having you as a student. You challenged me and taught me just as much as I taught you. I am embarrassed to admit it, but I was afraid if you made friends you wouldn't need me anymore.
Twilight Sparkle: Princess Celestia, that is so not true. I will always need you.
Princess Celestia: I think Starlight Glimmer might feel the same way about you. If that is what you're afraid of.
Twilight Sparkle: Maybe it is. Just a little.
Spike: [chuckles] Oh, it definitely is. Like a lot.
Princess Celestia: Here we are after all these years, Twilight. We are living proof that letting someone spread their wings doesn't mean you no longer have a place in their lives.
Twilight Sparkle: Thank you.

All Bottled Up

Trixie: Not gonna lie, hearing you and those random ponies say all those terrible things about me wasn't easy. But I needed to hear it. Why didn't you just tell me how you felt?
Starlight Glimmer: I didn't want to lose you as a friend.
Trixie: Pfft! Come on! It'd take a lot more than that to lose me. Our friendship is stronger than a few angry words.
Starlight Glimmer: And a magical temper tantrum?
Trixie: Listen, I'd take that over the boring pony you were becoming any day. The Starlight I love is passionate, lively, and yeah, sometimes angry. Those are my favorite parts of you. That, and the fact that you forgive me every time.

A Flurry of Emotions

Princess Cadance: But it looks like you had a great time without us.
Twilight Sparkle: Actually, not so much. Flurry got into some mischief, but it wasn't her fault. I shouldn't have agreed to watch her with such a jam-packed schedule. It was too much to juggle. But Flurry taught me an important lesson today. It turns out being the best aunt ever isn't about spending the most time with your niece, but spending quality time with her. And she taught me a really cool bear game, so I guess I learned two things.

Rock Solid Friendship

Pinkie Pie: Maud, I thought you couldn't make a friend without my help, but it turns out you couldn't make a friend with my help. I underestimated you. And I'm sorry.

Fluttershy Leans In

Fluttershy: Sometimes, all we need to do is believe in our dreams. And when we finally reach our goal, we'll know that it was worth what it took to get there.

Forever Filly

Zipporwhill: It's just hard for me to believe he's not the same adorable little guy I found anymore.
Sweetie Belle: I understand. But doing things like you used to won't turn him back into a puppy.
Zipporwhill: So... what do I do?
Sweetie Belle: Treat him like the dog he is, and find new favorite things to do together.
Rarity: The truth is, I know you're not a little filly anymore. But it's just... the last time we did all of those things together, I... I didn't realize it was gonna be the last last time. I loved doing those things with you. It's hard for me to let that go.
Sweetie Belle: Aww, Rarity! I love being with you too! That will never change! But... maybe we could just try to do different things together?

Parental Glideance

Scootaloo: For your entire life, your parents gave you the confidence to believe in yourself.
Rainbow Dash: You're right. I was always so embarrassed by my parents that I didn't realize their support actually made me the awesome, confident, amazing, awesome, and awesome pony I am! [sighs] And I took them for granted.

Hard to Say Anything

Apple Bloom: I'm Big Mac's little sister and these are my friends. We're sorry for everything we put you through today, Sugar Belle. Big Mac never would've gone through with all of those crazy...
Sweetie Belle: ...over the top...
Scootaloo: ...downright ridiculous...
Apple Bloom: ...attempts to impress you if we hadn't put him up to it. But we learned our lesson. Romance isn't about impressin' somepony. It's about doin' somethin' that means somethin' special to that pony you love... heh... [clears throat] like a lot.

Honest Apple

Applejack: I got so carried away with bein' honest, I guess I didn't think about how I was makin' others feel.
Applejack: I thought I was just bein' honest when I said all those things. But somepony helped me realize I was actually bein' hurtful. So for that, I apologize.
Photo Finish: Zo! You don't think fashion is ridiculous?!
Applejack: Uh... Well, I, uh... I still don't understand it. But I appreciate how much it means to y'all and how much hard work you put into it.

A Royal Problem

Princess Celestia: Oh, Luna, I can't do this! I was wrong! Your job is so incredibly hard! You have to battle nightmares and work in the darkness and do it all alone! It takes such a brave, strong pony to do what you do!
Princess Luna: And that pony is you. I walked a day in your shoes. I thought all you had to do was smile and be adored all the time, but I was wrong. There is so much more to it than that.

Not Asking for Trouble

Prince Rutherford: Pink pony help yaks without yaks asking. Means pink pony understand yaks.
Pinkie Pie: I do? Huh! I do!
Prince Rutherford: Pink pony the best kind of friend.

Discordant Harmony

Discord: I was afraid that if you saw exactly how different we are, you wouldn't want to be friends anymore.
Fluttershy: What?! Why would you ever think that?
Discord: Because you and I don't make sense to anypony else.
Fluttershy: That may be true, but we make sense to me. I never would've thought to make singing ginseng before I met you. But you've opened me up to so many more possibilities and impossibilities. So I guess what I'm trying to say is I like you because you're so different from me.

The Perfect Pear

Apple Bloom: Findin' you and learnin' all about Mom and Dad, I feel like I found a piece of me I didn't even know was missin'.
Applejack: Hearin' their story makes me feel closer to them somehow.
Granny Smith: I'm sorry. I should've told you all about 'em sooner.
Grand Pear: And I should've been here. Ah, I can't believe I let a silly feud keep me from my family.

Fame and Misfortune

Coconut Cream: We were having trouble until we read your journal. It showed us that friends can go through all sorts of tough times and come through stronger than before.
Rarity: Fads come and go, friendship is forever.
Rainbow Dash: There are worse things than not being able to do anything without being told I'm awesome.
Fluttershy: And we can't change the way other ponies think about us. But we can change how we let it affect us.
Pinkie Pie: Or how we don't let it affect us!

Triple Threat

Spike: You guys should be mad at me. I was so worried about how it could go wrong, I didn't even think about how it could go right.
Spike: I should have told my two friends about each other immediately instead of assuming they wouldn't get along.

To Change a Changeling

Pharynx: Even if I do care about the hive, I obviously don't have a place there anymore.
Changeling 1: Actually, you do. Because we've been wrong. Um, the hive may be a gentler, nicer place...
Changeling 2: ...but that doesn't mean we won't have to defend ourselves. Clearly.
Thorax: And who better to help us do that than the only changeling who never stopped protecting us?

Daring Done?

Daring Do: But I'm glad I realized that even if you're fighting for something good, you're still responsible for your actions.
Rainbow Dash: And if something bad happens that you didn't intend, you shouldn't give up hope or lose faith in yourself.
Pinkie Pie: Yeah! All you gotta do is make it right.

It Isn't the Mane Thing About You

Rarity: I'm just glad I have all of you to remind me that even if I accidentally use magical remover potion on my mane, I can look good on the outside as long as I feel good on the inside.

A Health of Information

Fluttershy: That's true. I certainly learned that if you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to take care of anypony else.

Marks and Recreation

Thunderlane: There's more to me than just flying, and I bet there's more to you, too.
Scootaloo: You're not worried about getting your cutie mark?
Rumble: Nah. I already know I'm a good flyer. It kinda runs in the family. I guess it's time to see what other stuff I can do.

Once Upon a Zeppelin

Princess Cadance: You will always have obligations as a princess, but you also have an obligation to yourself.
Twilight Sparkle: I'm glad you all got to do the things you wanted, but I should have stood up for myself so that I could do what I wanted, too. [to Star Tracker] It wasn't fair of me to lash out at you. If I felt like you were standing too close, I should have said something.

Secrets and Pies

Rainbow Dash: I know now that I should've been honest with you from the start, because lying to your friends is wrong. And because getting rid of all those pies was a giant hassle. I mean, do you have any idea how many pies you've made for me over the years?
Pinkie Pie: Yes, I know exactly how many. I have a very detailed pie-ling system.
Rainbow Dash: Of course you do. The point is I thought the hassle was worth it just to spare your feelings, but I was wrong.

Uncommon Bond

Starlight Glimmer: I don't know why I got so worried about us not having anything in common.
Sunburst: Yeah. I kind of think it doesn't matter as long as we enjoy each other's company.

Shadow Play - Part 2

Star Swirl the Bearded: Long ago, you needed our help, Stygian. But instead of listening, we turned our backs on you. Pride clouded my judgment. I owe you an apology. Thank you for helping us see the errors of our ways, Twilight. It seems I never accounted for the Magic of Friendship.
Star Swirl the Bearded: If it is wisdom you seek, look no further than your own pupil. She showed me that the power of friendship is a magical force indeed. And that in turning away from others, you hurt yourself as well.

Season eight

School Daze - Part 2

[Twilight Sparkle]
Some things you just can't teach with books
Some things you only know
So trust your heart and let us lead
And your friendship's sure to grow

The Maud Couple

Limestone Pie: You see Mudbriar as a rock, but Maud sees him as a gem. Even if you never see past his dullness, you can see how happy he makes Maud. And to a sister, that's all that matters.

Fake It 'Til You Make It

Fluttershy: I'd definitely rather be myself anyway, even if I don't exactly have what it takes to be a shop pony.
Twilight Sparkle: I wouldn't sell yourself short. Those salespony characters all came from you!
Rainbow Dash: Yeah! I think you totally have what it takes.
Pinkie Pie: Maybe a little too much.
Rarity: Indeed. You have all the inner strength you need, but I think we prefer it coming from our sweet, regular Fluttershy.

Grannies Gone Wild

Rainbow Dash: I'm sorry I misjudged you for being older ponies. You mares are actually pretty cool.

Surf and/or Turf

Sky Beak: Your Hippogriff heritage is something to be proud of, certainly.
Ocean Flow: But you're more than just where you're from or who you live with. We love you because you're you, no matter where you choose to be.
Scootaloo: Something we forgot to add that both places have – family and friends who love you.

Horse Play

Twilight Sparkle: You've guided me since I was a filly. You've given me knowledge and advice and friendship. Just once, I wanted to be able to give something back to you. I know what I did was wrong. I should've told you the truth.
Princess Celestia: You had good intentions, Twilight. But you know that the truth is always better than a well-meant lie.

The Parent Map

Firelight: You know, it seems to me your map is saying we're not just your parents. Heh. We're your friends, too.

Non-Compete Clause

Applejack: I hate to admit it, but... this whole mess is kinda our fault.
Rainbow Dash: Yeah. No trophy is worth getting eaten over.
Gallus: They showed us what not to do so we'd figure out what we should do.
Twilight Sparkle: Really...?
Sandbar: It took us a while to get it.
Smolder: Especially at the ravine. It would've been so much easier to just fly home.
Silverstream: But instead, our professors built bridges the wrong way just to show us how important teamwork is.

The Break Up Break Down

Sugar Belle: I suppose there's a lesson here somewhere about communication, talking instead of assuming, or eavesdropping is wrong. Wouldn't you say?
Big McIntosh: Eeeeyup!

Molt Down

Spike: I'm growing up. What if something even worse happens?
Twilight Sparkle: You're supposed to grow up, but you'll always be you. And whatever happens, we'll get through it together.

Marks for Effort

Cozy Glow: I guess I still have a lot to learn about friendship.
Starlight Glimmer: Actually, I think you're doing all right. Sure, that was a really, really bad way to try to help your friends, but what matters is you wanted to.
Cozy Glow: This is all my fault. I messed up my test on purpose so we could all go to school together. I'm sorry.
Twilight Sparkle: Thank you, Cozy Glow. Honesty is one of the pillars of friendship.

The Mean 6

Twilight Sparkle: We know each other really well — the great stuff and how to get on each other's nerves, too.
Applejack: Hey, sorry if I got carried away with all that campin' stuff.
Starlight Glimmer: I'm sorry, too. I should've just told you I'll never like camping. Also, I'll never like camping.


Pinkie Pie: You were the ones who told me to stop because I wasn't good.
Twilight Sparkle: And we were wrong.
Fluttershy: Playing makes you happy.
Rarity: And as long as it makes you happy, it doesn't matter how good you are!
Yigrid: [stomps] Oh, pony play good set!
Pinkie Pie: You think so? Even though it wasn't perfect?
Yigrid: Yovidaphone is instrument of happiness. Playing yovidaphone make pony happy. Pony playing is perfect!

A Matter of Principals

Starlight Glimmer: I had to stop thinking like a headmare and start thinking like a guidance counselor to finally understand. You felt left out.
Discord: Uh... [stuttering] I don't know what you're getting at.
Starlight Glimmer: Nopony ever invited you to the school. And when you offered to help, I didn't listen. I was so worried about doing things Twilight's way, I didn't stop to think about being a good friend.

The Hearth's Warming Club

Sandbar: So, why are you admitting this now?
Gallus: I hated seeing all you fighting and-and blaming each other. That's the opposite of what all your holidays mean. Except maybe yours, Smolder. I can't keep all of you from the happiness of your homes and families just because I feel bad.

Friendship University

Twilight Sparkle: My reputation isn't worth much if I won't risk it for what I think is right.
Star Swirl the Bearded: It is a valuable lesson to stand up for what you know is true.
Rarity: If there's one thing I learned at Friendship University, it is not to give up when you know what's right.

The End in Friend

Rainbow Dash: We don't have to love the exact same things to have fun together. I mean, imagine if we did! How boring would that be?
Rarity: When we give each other a chance to share the different things we enjoy, it can be surprisingly wonderful!

Equestria Girls specials

Dance Magic

Rarity: I know it's hard to believe, but the Crystal Preppers here helped me to realize that competing against one another was getting us nowhere.
Lemon Zest: And Rarity helped show us that winning was the only thing driving us. We didn't even care if we had to steal to accomplish it.
Sour Sweet: But that's not who we are. Anymore.
Rarity: The Crystal Prep Academy girls have offered to help with dance moves if we'll help them with an original song.
Sugarcoat: Combining our talents is the most logical thing to do.

Movie Magic

No friendship lesson stated, since the story continues in the following special.

Mirror Magic

Starlight Glimmer: Hmm. That is a toughie. Guess my advice would be to just trust things will work themselves out in the end. If you spend too much time worrying about the bad things that might happen, you'll miss out on all the good things that are happening.
Starlight Glimmer: I understand you, Juniper. You think getting revenge is gonna make you feel better, but it's not! Please don't make a mistake that you'll end up regretting for the rest of your life.

A friendship lesson is also given through a journal entry written by Princess Twilight, which is read out loud by Sunset Shimmer.

Dear Sunset,
Some lessons are better learned in action, and you girls are great teachers. Starlight should stay for a few more days. Enjoy the premiere!

Forgotten Friendship

Sunset Shimmer: I wasn't mean to her at all!
Trixie Lulamoon: But maybe it's not good enough to not be mean to someone. Maybe you have to be nice.
Sunset Shimmer: I may have stopped being mean, but a Great and Powerful friend helped me realize I still wasn't very nice to you. Everyone matters, Wallflower. No matter how insignificant or invisible they feel.

Rollercoaster of Friendship

Rarity: I got carried away and let this stupid parade become the only thing that mattered to me! And I let Vignette manipulate me with false flattery into forgetting what really matters – my friends.
Applejack: Come on, now. Your talent puts you so far beyond the need for flattery.
Rarity: Stop flattering me! I've not finished apologizing! [breathes] I'm sorry I lost sight of why we applied for jobs here in the first place.
Applejack: And I'm sorry I got jealous. All this time I thought I was bein' honest with you about not likin' Vignette. I wasn't bein' honest with myself.
Applejack: You do realize if we stop the parade, no one will see all your hard work.
Rarity: Someone reminded me that none of that matters without my friends.
Rarity: No amount of online success is worth it without my real life friends to share in it!
Rarity: It's not a bad thing to want to be better, but not at the expense of other people. And especially not your friends.

My Little Pony The Movie

Tempest Shadow: Why are you saving me?
Twilight Sparkle: Because this is what friends do.


Tempest Shadow: Well, that's one thing that never changes around here. The party.
Twilight Sparkle: Well, I hope you'll stay. More friends are definitely merrier.
Tempest Shadow: [sighs] But, um... my horn.
Twilight Sparkle: You know, your horn is pretty powerful, just like the pony it belongs to.

IDW comics

Friendship is Magic Issue #8

Nightmares are nothing but fear that lives inside of you. You've shown me that we all have the power to defeat them if you just shine a little light of love on them!

Friendship is Magic Issue #14

Fluttershy: You can't force anypony—or any fishy—to stay with you. You need to trust that love will bring you back together. It's not for you to decide.

Friendship is Magic Issue #16

The bookworm wasn't the only one to learn a lesson that day. Sometimes we all need to remember that creativity and friendship fix just as many things as knowledge.

Friendship is Magic Issue #22

Trixie: You reminded me that we don't have to be bad forever. Everypony deserves a second chance.

Friendship is Magic Issue #31

Rarity: I guess if we worked together, we could have come up with that solution on our own!
Twilight Sparkle: Maybe. But it's nice to know that even though I'm a princess, I can still help Ponyville with the "simple" things!

Friendship is Magic Issue #33

Princess Celestia: Everyone has bad aspects to their personality. Ego. Vanity. Stubborness. And more. These are all part of us. But if we work hard enough, and we truly want to, we can strive to rise above that.

Friendship is Magic Issue #39

Apple Bloom: And we learned that deep down, maybe we're not really all that different.

Friendship is Magic Issue #47

Filthy Rich: I'll promise you anything you want! That's what a mayor does, right?
Mayor Mare: No, it is not! That's not a mayor's job! A mayor doesn't just make promises! Because we can't make every promise come true! The best thing we can do is make plans and work hard. We do what we can, and if something goes wrong, we try to fix it! You can't promise that bad things will never happen. But you can promise that you will try to make things right!

Friendship is Magic Issue #50

Starlight Glimmer: Friendship doesn't require order—it requires disorder! You can't be friends with somepony who's exactly like you—it'd be like being friends with a mirror! Friendship means seeing the differences in somepony—and making a connection anyway!
Starlight Glimmer: Harmony is many different notes, all coming together... to make something greater. We need those different notes... that wild and unpredictable music... to make something beautiful.

The following lesson is given from Discord to Princess Celestia in the short story For the Pony Who Has Everything:

Discord: You see, you and Twilight have spent so much time focusing on your friendship lessons, you've forgotten something I've always known.
Princess Celestia: What's that?
Discord: If you're going to take care of others, you have to make time to take care of yourself.

Micro-Series Issue #1

Jade Singer: You don't know what it's like being that great out of the gate. And having to live up to that a second time.
Twilight Sparkle: But I do. When I tested for magic school, I made such a splash that Princess Celestia took me as her personal student. I have to live up to that every day.
Jade Singer: How do you do it?
Twilight Sparkle: It's hard, but then I was sent to Ponyville and I made friends, and then it wasn't so bad. They support me. They celebrate my victories and catch me when I fall.

Additionally, the following letter is addressed from Princess Celestia to Twilight Sparkle:

Twilight Sparkle,
I ask you to write me letters about your lessons in friendship. Today I have to write YOU one.
You see, I was friends with Jade Singer years ago, but her fame and her fear turned her cold and distant. One of the last times I spoke with her was when I allowed her to "hide" as the archivist.
Thank you for taking care of her, for reaching her, for bringing her talent back into the world. But most of all--
--thank you for bringing back my friend.

Micro-Series Issue #4

The report for this issue is written by Fluttershy.

...and that's how I learned that you should never let your fear of being criticized stop you from expressing yourself through art!
Especially if you have terrific friends to help you do it!
Even though I suspect they do not truly understand the artistic impulse that drives me.
Which makes them even more terrific!

Micro-Series Issue #5

The report for this issue is written by Pinkie Pie.

Dear Princess Celestia:
Today I learned that sometimes it can be hard doing something that you love—especially if you've been doing it for a long time!
But with the help of a new outlook, we can always find a way to keep being involved.
You're never too old to be a part of what you love!
I'm glad I was able to help Ponyacci keep being funny—even off the stage.
And knowing that you've helped someone fulfill their dream...
...can be just as good as fulfilling your own!
—Pinkie Pie

Micro-Series Issue #6

The report for this issue is written by Applejack.

Dear Princess Celestia,
If there's one thing I've learned this Hearth's Warming Eve, it's that holidays can get a might crazy. Seems like there's always a million things to do, and so little time to do it!
But if you don't take a moment to slow down—really slow down—and spend a little time with your family, you might miss what the holiday is truly all about...
...comin' together, and appreciating just how important every single pony is. After all, even those closest to you...
...might just surprise ya.

Micro-Series Issue #7

The report for this issue is written by Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo.

Dear Princess Celestia:
We formed the Cutie Mark Crusaders in order to find out what we wanted to be.
Imagine how we felt when we met Imp, who could be anything!
But Mimickers like Imp want to learn about the world—we just wanted Imp to turn into fun stuff.
We should have treated her like a friend, not a toy.
We're going to let Imp grow up at her own pace.
And maybe when we're all a little more mature, we can be friends again!
Until then, she'll be waiting for us in her home.
the Cutie Mark Crusaders,
Sweetie Belle

Micro-Series Issue #9

Twilight Sparkle: I think you'll be writing the letter to Princess Celestia on this one, Spike.
Spike: Yes! I can tell her how I raised... ...the... best... pets... ever!

Friends Forever Issue #3

The following letter is addressed from Princess Celestia to Spike:

Dear Spike,
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to spend the day on an adventure.
As a princess and a teacher, I don't often have the chance to have fun. It was a great pleasure to journey with you.
But more than that, you reminded me that sometimes our roles can change.
A teacher can become an adventurer. A sidekick can become a leader. A student can become a princess.
And sometimes, someone we hardly know...
...can become a friend.
Your friend forever,

Friends Forever Issue #7

The following letter is addressed from Princess Luna to Princess Celestia:

Dear sister, I learned something today.
It's important to laugh. The more important you are, the more important it is to learn to laugh at yourself.
Everypony needs to laugh and everypony needs a good joke or prank now and again. And the mark of a good friendship is being able to share a laugh, even when it's about something you never meant to be funny.
- Luna

Friends Forever Issue #13

The journal entry for this issue is written by Rarity.

Sometimes you learn things about friendship when you least expect it.
Sometimes I think I know everything there is to know about being fashionable.
I forget that every pony has their own fashion and their own sense of style, and that just because it's different doesn't mean it's wrong.
And sometimes the important thing isn't to love the same things as your friends, but to let them love it and share that love with you.
Sometimes it's hard to put aside the things you want to do and ask what your friends are interested in.
But if you never ask, you may never know just how amazing your friends are.

Friends Forever Issue #15

Mayor Mare: This town is made up of all sorts of different types of ponies. Each and every one of us has our strengths and weaknesses. Together, we can get through anything. I could demand that everything be done how I want it. But I learned the hard way that's not always the best way to do things. Ponyville can get a little crazy, but we're a team... no matter what!

Friends Forever Issue #16

Diamond Tiara: [narrating] I learned something today. Friends are good... or whatever, but they can't be bought. I'm happy to have one friend who understands me and knows all the really great stuff in life can be bought. Look at them. Sure, they're happy now. But when they get home they won't have a butler to make them hot chocolate and fluff their pillows when they wake him up in the middle of the night. And that's the really important thing. But who needs friends when you're a winner. And that's what Silver Spoon and I are. Winners. And winning is real happiness. Look at how happy we are. Or whatever...

Friends Forever Issue #18

Rainbow Dash: Who cares what they all think? The ponies who really count are the ones back in Ponyville. The ones who love you for who you are.
Rainbow Dash: Gee, Fluttershy, can you ever forgive me?
Fluttershy: Of course I can, Rainbow Dash! And I guess I shouldn't let my insecurities cause me to hide under a table! With the support of my friends, I can face anything.
Cirrus Cloud: You've taught me, and a lot of other ponies, that it's OK to be different, as long as you stay true to yourself.

Friends Forever Issue #20

The following letter is addressed from Princess Luna to Princess Celestia:

Dearest sister, I am writing you this letter to thank you.
When you asked me to help Discord, I was unhappy with your request.
I believed Discord to be a lost cause.
But I realize now that I once thought the same thing about myself.
Maybe sometimes I still do.
Maybe that's why I spend so much time alone. Like Discord, I'm afraid of hurting those I care for.
Sometimes I have to remind myself, that darkness—like chaos—is not the opposite of good, just the opposite of light.
Wonderful, amazing, and beautiful things happen in the darkness.
Just as some of the best things in life are a result of chance.
And you never know when you're about to make a friend.
Your sister—Luna.

Friends Forever Issue #24

Rarity: Just because you admire someone doesn't mean you have to be exactly like them.

Additionally, the following letter is addressed from Rarity to Princess Celestia:

Dear Princess Celestia...
If I learned anything in Griffonstone, it's this: Even the friends you admire most don't always treat everyone the way they should.
Tell them how you feel—they just might listen.

Friends Forever Issue #26

The following letter is addressed from Shining Armor to Princess Celestia:

Dear Princess Celestia,
My sister used to tell me that she never knew when she was in the middle of one of your lessons and now I know what she was talking about.
When you sent Blueblood with me, I thought he would be useless. He seemed conceited and self-absorbed.
And he was...
But what I didn't realize is that every pony has different skills. And while I've always been a hard worker, Blueblood has spent his whole life as a prince.
And while you may not see eye to eye with every pony,
You can learn something from every pony you meet.

Friends Forever Issue #27

Granny Smith: I just want to apologize for how I've behaved toward you the past couple of weeks. I know you were just helping, but sometimes it's hard for me to admit I need help. I'm so used to doing things on my own. And I get frustrated when I can't get around like I used to. It was wrong of me to take it out on you like I did.

Friends Forever Issue #28

Apple Bloom: Cutie marks make us special. Nobody should make fun of you for yours.

Additionally, the following letter is addressed from Princess Luna to Princess Celestia:

Dear sister, after you and Twilight left, I began to wonder why you hadn't just left Twilight to run the sleepover in your place.
After all, she was right there. And she spends a lot of time with children.
But sometime between doing crafts and nearly being destroyed by a water mammal made of mirrors, I believe I saw your true purpose.
I never considered myself the type to mentor young fillies, perhaps because I believed I was the weird sister, the dark sister, the one no young pony could relate to.
What I failed to realize is that this is a feeling that I share with these girls.
Just as I believe they could never want me, they believe no one could ever want them.
After all, who needs to feel they fit somewhere more than a misfit? Who needs to feel valued more than the strange, creepy, and unusual.
And who better to watch over them than a princess who is also finding her way.
Your sister, Luna.

Legends of Magic Issue #1

The following text is recorded in Star Swirl the Bearded's The Great Starswirl the Bearded, the Two Sisters, and the Magical Vortex:

Star Swirl the Bearded: "I am writing this here rather than in my journal in hopes that it may find its way back to them some day. Or perhaps to two such sisters or leaders in need. For in a leader, there is no greater quality than compassion. Order can be obtained through strength and fear. But harmony? Harmony can only be maintained when we strive to be compassionate. Only when we strive to understand one another, can we all become greater."

Equestria Girls Holiday Special

Rarity: After all, you're family! And you know what I love about family? No matter how big your family is... there's always room for more.

Other media


This report was posted by Hasbro's My Little Pony Facebook page on August 13, 2012.[4]

Dear Princess Celestia,
This summer I learned that my friends and I can make a big difference in people's lives! If you want to see what we've done together, you should visit our friends at @generationOn:

Live Show

Dear Princess Celestia,
I've learned that sometimes the way we expect things to go isn't always the way they'll end up going. Life never seems to work that way. So the real challenge is to welcome new approaches in getting things done. If we can let go of what we thought was the right way of doing things, and instead choose to work together to find a new way to achieve our goals, well, anything is possible! Especially with the help of all your friends.


Rain, Rain Go Away!

Princess Celestia: Did you learn anything about friendship today, Twilight Sparkle?
Twilight Sparkle: Yes, I learned it's good to listen to your friends! If you don't, things can get messy!
Twilight Sparkle: Rainbow Dash knew best all along!
Princess Celestia: That's right!

Der Stern der Winterträume

Twilight Sparkle: Jetzt verstehe ich! Der Stern schenkt mit seiner schönen Musik schöne Träume!
Applejack: Die werde ich haben!
Twilight Sparkle: Das muss ich morgen früh gleich Prinzessin Celestia schreiben...

Mach mal Pause!

Applejack: Zu jedem guten Training gehören Pausen.
Rainbow Dash: Aber ich bin nicht müde oder so.
Doch beim Blick in den Spiegel ...
Rainbow Dash: Oh! Ich sehe aus wie ein Wrack.
Pinkie Pie: Nicht nur diese Fitness-Brühe trinken!
Applejack: Vielleicht solltest du mal wieder etwas essen.
Rainbow Dash: Lecker! Ich glaube, ihr habt recht.
Endlich kann die Wanderung beginnen ...
Pinkie Pie: Wie schön es hier im Wald ist!
Twilight Sparkle: So romantisch!
Applejack: Und wie gefällt es dir, Rainbow Dash?
Rainbow Dash: Es ist super!
Applejack: Und morgen kannst du ganz frisch trainieren.
Spike: Sag ich doch! Es geht nichts über eine Pause!

San Diego Comic-Con Panel

This report, spoken by Tara Strong on July 13, 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con International, is included in the bonus feature San Diego Comic-Con My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Panel on the DVD My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Season Two Disc 4.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today, I met some very... interesting people, who I think I can now call, friends.
Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle


Discover the Difference

Dear Princess Celestia,
Making new friends is fun; even though it can be scary at first.
Dear Princess Celestia,
When friends get together, it creates magic; and that's what true friendship is all about!
Dear Princess Celestia,
Things are more fun when they can be shared with friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
While friendship is about giving, it is also about accepting what our friends have to offer.
Dear Princess Celestia,
When someone is true to herself, she will find her truest friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
No one should be afraid to share the unique qualities that make her special.
Dear Princess Celestia,
The power of friendship can make even the most shy pony find her inner strength.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Even ponies who seem very different can become very good friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Getting to know a pony is much better than making assumptions based on what she looks like.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Everypony's thoughts and ideas are important to listen to, even if they don't seem to make sense at first!
Dear Princess Celestia,
Sometimes the things that make you feel left out, are actually the things that bring you closer to your true friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
In any friendly competition, it's always important to remember that the "friendship" is more important than the "competition."
Dear Princess Celestia,
Some things in this world you just can't explain; but that doesn't mean that they are any less true, just that you have to choose to believe in them.
Dear Princess Celestia,
True friends believe in you (even when you don't believe in yourself!), and they are happy to celebrate your successes.
Dear Princess Celestia,
By embracing her true talents, a pony will eventually find her true friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Even the most unlikely of partners can become friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Everypony, everywhere has a special connection with her friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Even the most boring tasks can be fun if you do them with friends.
Dear Princess Celestia,
A good friend always has your best interests at heart.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Friends always help to make things GREAT!

Twilight Sparkle: Teacher for a Day

My friends all arrived to help and everything went smoothly. Friendship was the only magic I needed today!

Rarity Loves Fashion

Rarity made her friends super-happy. And that made her happy. After all, helping others is always in fashion!

Things That Go Bump in the Night

We learned something last night. Things that go bump in the night might be in your imagination!

Twilight Sparkle's Special Lesson

My friends all came to help and everything went smoothly. Friendship was the only magic I needed today!


Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell

Twilight Sparkle: I thought that listening to my own heart meant choosing whatever things I wanted in the kingdom. Now I know that a princess is not defined by the things she chooses for her kingdom. All that matters is how she treats other ponies, especially her friends.

This report is included under the activity title "The Write Stuff" on one of the bonus pages in the back of the book, for the reader to fill out.

Dear Princess Celestia,
My friends are named __.
Some fun activities we like to do together are _, _, and _.
Our favorite movie to watch together is _.
The best part about friendship is _!
I would also like to tell you that __.
Your faithful student,

Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!

Cloudy Quartz: We love you just as you are.

Under the Sparkling Sea

Dear Princess,
Aquastria is unlike any other place I have been to! But the friends I made here are a lot like us, and I learned an important lesson about friendship today. Sometimes, helping a friend is more important than proving you're the best. We won the race together and found out that new friends are the best prize ever!
Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare

Rainbow Dash: Remember, it may seem cool to be brave and daring—and it totally is awesome—but if there's one thing I learned as Daring Dash, it's that sometimes the bravest thing a pony can do is accept help from her friends, even when she doesn't think she needs it!

Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo

The journal entry for this book is written by Applejack.

Today, I learned that sometimes even those friends with a hitch in their giddyup like Cranky Doodle Donkey like to be included from time to time. And you never know—they might just take the whole darn tootin' cake! (Or pie.)


Applejack: I'm sorry, everypony. I hope y'all can find it in yer hearts to forgive me. See, honesty is not just my Element of harmony, it's the pony I am. When I try to hide it, I just don't feel right. When I was writin' all those nasty things, I wasn't bein' honest with myself. Which is to say, I was bein' a huge jerk and lettin' my own ambitions get in the way of the most important thing—my friendship with all of you.
Rainbow Dash: Uh, Applejack?
Applejack: Yeah?
Rainbow Dash: We totally already know all that. And of course we're still your friends! It takes more than some silly words in a journal to get rid of us. Right, everypony?

Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity

Charity Sweetmint: Oh, Rarity, I'm so totally sorry! I've been, like, the worst apprentice in all of Equestria.
Rarity: I haven't been the best teacher, either. I should have been helping you with your project instead of using you for my own personal career gain. I've set such a poor example. I did tell you to do as I did. I only realize now what a big mistake that was! Frankly, I don't deserve to be a H.O.O.F. mentor.
Charity Sweetmint: Are you kidding? This whole experience has been so incredible. To watch you working in your element! It's totally everything I ever hoped for. You're the greatest fashion designer of all time, Rarity.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event

In addition to the lessons from the film, when returning to Equestria, Twilight states something else she has learned.

Rainbow Dash: Tell us everything!
Applejack: Whatja see?
Fluttershy: What did you do?
Rarity: What did you wear?
Pinkie Pie: What did you learn?
Twilight Sparkle: I learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’m the Princess of Friendship now, and lots of ponies are going to be looking to me to solve their problems. But it was foolish of me to think that I should have all the answers. What I do have are good friends who will always be there to help me find them.
Rarity: Well then, I think we should get started right away. You’ve had quite a bit of mail since you’ve been gone.
Pinkie Pie: From Las Pegasus, Baltimare, Fillydelphia…

Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair

Fluttershy: [to Angel] We did it! See? You're the most special, talented bunny ever! Not because you did the routine perfectly but because you followed what was in your heart and didn't let anypony stop you from achieving your goal. I think that's what makes you the best bunny of all.

Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves

Unlike the other books, the friendship lesson is stated in the narration:

Duchess Diamond Waves was shocked at how quickly the attack had been controlled. There had been a real, monstrous threat to the city, just as she'd always feared. But now Monacolt was safe, and it was all thanks to her fearless young students. Princess Celestia had taught them everything they needed to know after all. Suddenly, Diamond was searching to remember why she'd ever doubted her in the first place.

Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine

The friendship report for this novel is written by Sunset Shimmer.

Dear Twilight Sparkle,
A lot has changed in my life because, when it comes to friendship, there's a lot to learn and a lot to practice. Every day I discover something new about what it means to be a good friend. I have been wondering, however, about these little rainbows that appear sometimes. Sometimes they happen when we are singing and sometimes they happen when we are having a good time together. What kind of magic are they? Are they the same kind of magic as ponying up? Is there anything I should know about them? Just curious.

Twilight's response:

Dear Sunset Shimmer,
Sometimes the magic really does happen, but you don't have to understand everything. Just be grateful for it, as I'm sure you are.
Your friend,
Twilight Sparkle

Sunset's response:

Still. There's nothing wrong with being curious is there?

Twilight's response:

Careful, Sunset Shimmer! Careful!

Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama

Discord: Martingale! Noteworthy! A toast! Can you believe what we put everypony through just because of our little disagreement? This whole time, Martingale was the one scheming to frame me and get me kicked out of town. I really thought it was you, Noteworthy. I love it when ponies surprise me! Well done.
Noteworthy: I guess we both kind of were. Sorry...
Martingale: Me too. i was just so angry when everypony in town started blamin' me for stuff you'd done around town. I figured the only way to get ya to move back out was to ruin your part in the play.
Discord: No, it is I who should be apologizing. I should have never squatted in this house, and I should have been kinder to the Ponyville Players. I was just so worried that if I wasn't the center of attention, I wouldn't be noticed at all. But then I came to realize how pleasant it is not to have everything revolve around you! Who knew? Everything is a team effort here in Ponyville. Just fascinating...

Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon

Princess Luna: I'm sorry I altered your plans, dear friends. I was hoping to ruin the party because I did not feel worthy of one. I know now that that is not true. It is such a gift to know that you have ponies that care for you so much, as you all do for me. So as my gift back to you, here is your festival!

Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise

Sci-Twi: Sunny Flare, you don't have to be like this. You don't have to be mean. You can have friends if you want them.
Sunny Flare: What are you talking about?
Sci-Twi: I've been where you are. I've been a monster, too. I thought winning was more important than friends. But there's nothing more important than friends. Nothing in the whole world.
Sunny Flare: I have friends.
Sugarcoat: Kind of.
Sour Sweet: When you're nice.
Sunny Flare: Twilight's the one who's a real monster. Not me.
Sunset Shimmer: We can all turn into monsters sometimes. But the important thing is to know when you do.
Sci-Twi: And there's something even more important than that. We're all going to forgive you when you do. That's what these girls from Canterlot High have taught me. We all make mistakes some times.

Starlight Glimmer and the Secret Suite

Starlight Glimmer: Sometimes, everypony needs their own space to work and be creative. When I found this secret suite, it had everything I needed and I loved being alone in here. It even felt like it had this special energy...
Twilight Sparkle: But I don't get why you had to hide it from me...
Starlight Glimmer: For the same reason you sent me away to spend time with Sunburst! Because having time alone makes time with friends even better. And that's the real way to enjoy friendship—not with a spell. Didn't you teach me that, Twilight?
Twilight Sparkle: Yes! I did!

Princess Twilight Sparkle and the Forgotten Books of Autumn

Similar to the Celestia novel, the friendship lesson is stated in the narration.

After moons of isolation, the ponies in Bales would finally have the chance to meet multitudes of new ponies from afar. And in return, the beautiful collection of books full of ancient knowledge and intrigue would expand new hearts and minds instead of collecting dust on a shelf.

Trixie and the Razzle-Dazzle Ruse

Trixie: So... I guess you were right about the whole glowing-statue thing. I'm sorry I got so carried away again. I just really wanted to impress the ponies from the Starmane Society so badly!
Applejack: We know, sugarcube. Maybe there'll be another chance?
Trixie: I thought... that if they saw my glow hoof, they might think I was special....
Twilight Sparkle: You are special. And the thing we love about you most, Trixie, is that you never give up! That's a quality that everypony admires.

Ponyville Mysteries: Schoolhouse of Secrets

Applejack: You are one of the bravest ponies I've ever met in my life... and I know some pretty brave ponies. But you're also my little sister. I'm always gonna worry about you, and I'm always gonna want to help you. It don't mean I think you can't help yourself. It's just what big sisters do. Got it?
Apple Bloom: You really think I'm brave?
Applejack: Of course I do!
Apple Bloom: Well, then just stop bein' so amazing all the time, and I won't have to work so hard to keep up.
Applejack: I'll get right to work on that. But listen up. One thing my friends and I never do is run and go lookin' for danger. I have a feelin' y'all are gonna have plenty of adventures that are gonna give us all kinds of panic attacks. But don't go makin' trouble when you don't need to.

Ponyville Mysteries: The Tail of the Timberwolf

Applejack: I guess I owe you an apology, sugarcube. We shoulda listened to y'all.
Apple Bloom: It's okay... for now. But next time you'd better listen.
Applejack: Next time? I swear, you just love findin' trouble, don'tcha?
Rarity: Sweetie Belle, darling, I'm so proud of you.
Sweetie Belle: Awwww... I'm just glad I wasn't a scaredy-pony.
Scootaloo: Are you kidding? After that move? Nopony can ever call you scared again!


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